Over the next few months, I will be writing a Grammar For Beginners series. I started with parts of speech, and I will be writing about prepositions today.
What are parts of speech?
Language is made up of different words with different functions. These words are are known as parts of speech.
These categories are:
Today, I will discuss prepositions.
All About Prepositions
Prepositions connect nouns and pronouns with other words in a sentence. They usually give information about time, places, and direction.
According to Oxford Dictionaries, they describe:
- The position of something: The dog crawled between us.
- The time when something happens: The class starts at 9 a.m.
- The way in which something is done: We went by train.
Examples: above, after, among, around, along, at, before, behind, beneath, beside, between, by, down, from, in, into, like, of, off, on, out, over, through, to, up, upon, under, with.
Some prepositions are made up of more than one word. Examples: because of, next to, on top
Prepositions link nouns and pronouns to other words, called objects, in a sentence. They show space or time between the noun and the object.
The cat is under the table.
- Cat is the noun.
- Under is the preposition.
- Table is the object.
Look out for next week’s post on articles.
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If you enjoyed this post, read:
- Grammar For Beginners: All About Conjunctions
- Grammar For Beginners: All About Adverbs
- Grammar For Beginners: All About Verbs
- Grammar For Beginners: All About Adjectives
- Grammar For Beginners: All About Nouns
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